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DATE: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford 785-296-5708

Kansas Lottery Supports Veterans with Veterans Scratch Games

The Kansas Lottery is proud to honor Kansas military veterans through the sale of special veterans scratch games. The tickets not only provide recognition for Kansans who have served their country, they also fund programs that directly benefit Kansas veterans.  

$10.2 Million Transferred
The Kansas Lottery is in its 11th year of selling veterans games. Since the legislation authorizing veterans games was passed in 2003, the Lottery has transferred more than $10.2 million from the sales of these games directly to veterans programs.

Beneficiaries of Veterans Games Proceeds
The distribution of veterans game proceeds is determined by the Kansas Legislature.  Here are the current beneficiaries, along with the percentage of proceeds each receives:

  • 30% - Veterans Enhanced Service Delivery Program
  • 40% - Kansas National Guard Education Assistance Act Scholarships
  • 30% - Kansas Veterans Homes

"The Enhanced Service Mobile Delivery Program is a key program funded by lottery ticket sales," said Wayne Bollig, Director of Veteran Services, Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs (KCVA). "This program, funded 100% by the sale of veterans tickets, has truly opened up our ability to serve veterans and their families in rural communities."

The KCVA's Enhanced Service Delivery Program has two mobile vans staffed by Veterans Service Representatives. One van travels throughout eastern Kansas, while the other serves western Kansas. The vans are fully equipped and handicapped accessible "offices on wheels" providing a variety of services to veterans and eligible family members, including assistance in applying for benefits and information on a wide range of other government services

Joint Promotional Events
To help spread the word about the Enhanced Service Delivery Program and the lottery games that support the program, the KCVA and the Lottery have teamed up to do joint promotional events throughout the state this fall, especially around the Veterans Day holiday.  Visitors to these events will see the KCVA's mobile vans and meet the Veterans Service Representatives, and will also be able to win fun Lottery promotional items. To see a full schedule of these promotions, click here: Mobile Van/Lottery Promotions.

Current Veterans Games
Kansas Lottery veterans games currently being sold include $1 Star Spangled 7's with top prizes of $4,000, and $2 Red, Wild & Blue with top prizes of $10,000.   Two new veterans games, $1 Lucky Stars and $2 Tanks of 200's, will be launching soon. The Kansas Lottery wants players to know that veterans tickets are like other scratchers in terms of play action and prize structure. The only difference is that proceeds from veterans games go directly to veterans programs.




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